“The heavens are telling of the glory of God; And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.” Psalm 19:1-2
“O LORD, our Lord, How majestic is Your name in all the earth, Who have displayed Your splendor above the heavens!” Psalm 8:1
I’m a strange mom. I have many facets, but I am most definitely weird. Of course, I try to hide it in public (sometimes I am successful, sometimes not, but hey, what are you gonna do?).
One of the strange things I have done in my mothering is pass on to my children a lovely game I played back in the 80s, during my growing up years.
Come on, I can’t be the only one who consistently pointed out Voltswagen Beetles on the road and taught them to slug each other while shouting out, “Slug Bug Yellow!” Or “Slug Bug Red!” Am I? No way. I know there are other weird moms out there, even if you won’t admit it.
My kids were still very young when they became experts at spotting the little cars. I had taught them to look for them.
In a much more important way, we can teach them from a young age to spot God’s goodness. We can point out where God has worked in our world and our individual lives and teach them to look for it. God’s works are all around us—in the sun rise, in the beautiful crimson fall leaves, in the way a hawk sores through the sky.
We can also see Him when He keeps us safe, when He heals our sicknesses and when we feel love swell in our hearts.
Is it our job to point these things out and soon our kids will spot them easily and without our prompting. Instead of hitting someone (let’s face it,that would just be weird in this case) they can punch up praises to God for all He has done. Now that is a truly awesome thing to pass on to our kids!